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Janet Davies

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

A woman sitting before a NMC hearing

Band 7 nurse is struck off for providing incorrect revalidation information

Lesley Pollero claimed she had a reflective discussion with her line manager

Bullying

Nurse's death by suicide should serve as warning to profession...

Toxic workplace and 'put up and shut up' culture still pervades the NHS

Substitution

Nurses should not be replaced by less qualified staff, says ICN

International Council of Nurses warns that use of under-qualified staff can affect patient...

Scotland Pay Vote

RCN, unions and Scottish Government agree pay increase of at least 9% for nurses

Deal leaves nurses in Scotland ‘significantly better paid’ than those elsewhere in the UK

Rhian Collins

Mental health nurse took her own life after being 'bullied' at work...

Court told nurse was verbally abused by staff at Swansea hospital who made her life '

Evidence and Practice

LUCAS

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases...

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Over the past ten years there has been a significant rise in the number of people who...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate...

In the second part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues discuss the...

Emergency management of burns: part 2

Emergency management of burns: part 2

Infrequent presentation of this patient group to emergency departments can cause stress and...

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency departments

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency...

Aim The aim of the study was to explore the reasons why people do not always wait to receive...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion is a topical issue in clinical nursing practice, nurse education and policy, but...

Features

Nurse_Transition

Advanced practice: which path should nurses take?

How the advanced clinical practitioner role could affect the future of nursing

Jo McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope

Sepsis

Sepsis: how one ED has achieved a 70% rise in patients receiving life-saving treatment...

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Opinion

Speculating on the future of emergency care

What does the future hold for emergency care with a new health secretary, ponders Justin...

Why effective leadership is critical to patient outcomes

Leaders who empower are rare, but are an essential and effective team developer

Bringing ergonomics to the emergency department

Applying ergonomics in NHS trusts can boost patient safety and staff morale

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

Susan_Macaulay

‘Be prepared to work outside your comfort zone’

Senior charge nurse Susan Macaulay describes what it takes to work in an emergency...

Lorna

‘Do the right thing and be prepared to support an unpopular view’

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed...

Jim Bethel

‘Persist and be ambitious: nothing that comes easy is worth having’

University of Wolverhampton Institute of Health Professions senior lecturer Jim Bethel...

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